Most Popular Portuguese-Language Feature Films
City of God
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. Dir: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund With: Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele, Leandro Firmino Crime | Drama 130 mins.
Confessions of a Brazilian Call Girl
After the adoptive daughter of a stable family leaves them for a new life as a prostitute, she rises to become a popular performer among her clients, and details her routine in her blog. Dir: Marcus Baldini With: Deborah Secco, Cássio Gabus Mendes, Drica Moraes Biography | Drama 131 mins.
Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong. Dir: Stephen Daldry, Christian Duurvoort With: Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis, Gabriel Weinstein Adventure | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller 114 mins.
1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dir: José Padilha With: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller 115 mins.
A retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set during the time of the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. Dir: Marcel Camus With: Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes de Oliveira Drama | Fantasy | Music | Romance 100 mins.
The Way He Looks
Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel. Dir: Daniel Ribeiro With: Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Tess Amorim Drama | Romance 96 mins.
Mais Forte que o Mundo: A História de José Aldo
The Story of longtime UFC Featherweight champion and the struggles facing him on the road to the top. Dir: Afonso Poyart With: Cleo Pires, Romulo Neto, Milhem Cortaz Action | Biography | Comedy | Drama 107 mins.
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups. Dir: José Padilha With: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, André Ramiro Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller 115 mins.
From Beginning to End
Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual. Dir: Aluizio Abranches With: Júlia Lemmertz, Fábio Assunção, Jean Pierre Noher Drama | Romance 94 mins.
The Second Mother
When the estranged daughter of a hard-working live-in housekeeper suddenly appears, the unspoken class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray. Dir: Anna Muylaert With: Regina Casé, Helena Albergaria, Michel Joelsas Comedy | Drama 112 mins.